For the most up to date research findings, we publish an annual compendium of statistics and research for Childhood Bereavement Network members, with chapters on the impact of bereavement, what children need, and the effectiveness of support. Join today to get your free copy.
Ribbens McCarthy J and Jessop J (2005) offers a good review of the literature on childhood bereavement up to that date. For a more in-depth review, try Ribbens McCarthy J (2006).
The Library and Information Service at the National Children's Bureau have prepared two reading lists for us
- Supporting bereaved children and young people with special educational needs [pdf 155kb]
- Supporting children and young people before a death [pdf 209kb]
Akerman R and Statham J (2014) Bereavement in childhood: the impact on psychological and educational outcomes and the effectiveness of support services. Working paper n.25 London, UK: Child Wellbeing Research Centre
Ribbens McCarthy J and Jessop J (2005) Young People, Bereavement and Loss: disruptive transitions London, UK: National Children's Bureau.
Ribbens McCarthy J (2006) Young People's Experiences of Loss and Bereavement: Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.